Pumpkin Turkey

Happy Halloween!

This time of year is so fun.  It’s just a great time to party with friends, neighbors, and family.

Dressing up in costumes and eating all the goodies is a huge bonus,

plus, it is the start of the holiday season.

So, without further ado,

we move onto Thanksgiving.


If you have a leftover pumpkin how about using it for a turkey.  This is a fun project for the whole family.  I’ve attached the pattern to this post for the head and the feathers to cut out of wood.  Drill a 1/4″ hole in the bottom middle of each wood piece and insert a 6″ piece of 1/4″ dowel.  Be sure to glue the dowel into the hole.  Paint each piece in the colors of your choice.  For the face, I painted the eyes and cheeks and added a cute paper beak.  I also used paper to dress up the hat and the feathers.  The paper was adhered using Mod Podge.

Lay the pumpkin on it’s side with the stem in the front, insert the wood pieces into the pumpkin, and add a cute bandana.   All done!  Wouldn’t this make a cute centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table.


Pattern PDF – Print onto a 8 1/2″x11″ paper.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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